ABOUT THE CLEAN AIR HUB
1. WE PLAN OUR CITIES AND THEIR MOBILITY TOGETHER.
Mobility may also include “quiet routes” that are pedestrian friendly and can allow people to reduce their exposure to air pollution.
Accessibility may reduce the distance people have to travel to get to their destination, both reducing pedestrians’ exposure (shorter journeys) and also the number of cars on the road and drivers’ exposure to air pollution (with shorter journeys).
2. WE PRIORITIZE PEOPLE OVER VEHICLES.
Making cities more walkable has air quality benefits for many people.
Planning cities from the start gives an opportunity to increase wellbeing and prioritize people, especially as we move into a future that may have different transportation needs.
3. WE SUPPORT THE SHARED AND EFFICIENT USE OF VEHICLES, LANES, CURBS, AND LAND.
Reduced access to parking may decrease the number of drivers who can park (and therefore drive) in cities.
This more accurately incentivizes the use of cars only when it is necessary.
4. WE ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS.
Inclusive progress promotes equity in environmental reform; by working with various stakeholders we can increase air quality without disproportionately disadvantaging certain people or communities.
Working to engage stakeholders increases the possibility that reforms will be adopted.
5. WE PROMOTE EQUITY
This is important for environmental justice and ensuring that air quality improvements do not hurt vulnerable people.
6. WE LEAD THE TRANSITION TOWARDS A ZERO-EMISSION FUTURE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Power from renewable sources will minimize pollution from emissions created by the burning of fossil fuels, which will improve air quality.
Emphasis on public transportation aligns with goals of improving air quality; like with London events where public transit was prioritized over driving of cars.
7. WE SUPPORT FAIR USER FEES ACROSS ALL MODES.
Fair share fees will help to correct the market failure of air pollution by internalizing the external cost of air pollution.
This will aid other efforts to reduce air pollution by providing additional incentives for people to stop driving and instead walk.
8. WE AIM FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS VIA OPEN DATA.
Accessibility of data will allow new solutions to air pollution problems to be competitive and thrive in the marketplace. (?)
This is aimed to increase competition and therefore incentivize market solutions to air pollution issues.
9. WE WORK TOWARDS INTEGRATION AND SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY.
Integration will make public transportation more convenient and therefore more likely to be adopted, which will decrease the amount of air pollution caused by things like single person vehicles.
10. WE SUPPORT THAT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (AVS) IN DENSE URBAN AREAS SHOULD BE OPERATED ONLY IN SHARED FLEETS.
This may help to reduce issues related to the introduction of driverless vehicles into crowded cities and therefore make the cities safer for drivers, pedestrians, and others while utilizing a new technology safely and sustainably.